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I went out to check on my hens (almost a year old) I found one sleeping in the nest. They came out to see me, once they were ready to go back to bed the one originally in the nest got up onto the roost this time but the others pecked at her until she got down and went back into the nest. I don't know what to do, she doesn't seem sick.
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Originally Posted by ashnnick View Post

I went out to check on my hens (almost a year old) I found one sleeping in the nest. They came out to see me, once they were ready to go back to bed the one originally in the nest got up onto the roost this time but the others pecked at her until she got down and went back into the nest. I don't know what to do, she doesn't seem sick.

Maybe the pecking order has changed. :hu

 

Maybe she is being forced into going broody?

Well it's, alright now,

I learned my lesson well. See ya,

can't please everyone, so ya,

gotta please yourself.

 

The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment. ~Warren Bennis~
 

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Well it's, alright now,

I learned my lesson well. See ya,

can't please everyone, so ya,

gotta please yourself.

 

The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment. ~Warren Bennis~
 

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post #3 of 8
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I'm worried because all 5 usually sleep close together on the roost. She tried getting up there but they pecked her until she got down???? It seems to be just her that they are picking on.
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Originally Posted by ashnnick View Post

I'm worried because all 5 usually sleep close together on the roost. She tried getting up there but they pecked her until she got down???? It seems to be just her that they are picking on.

Hopefully, and most likely, someone else has your answer.

Well it's, alright now,

I learned my lesson well. See ya,

can't please everyone, so ya,

gotta please yourself.

 

The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment. ~Warren Bennis~
 

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Well it's, alright now,

I learned my lesson well. See ya,

can't please everyone, so ya,

gotta please yourself.

 

The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment. ~Warren Bennis~
 

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post #5 of 8
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Ok, thankyou. I just went back out to the coop bc I was going to separate her. After her and 3 others ate they all got onto the roost. I'm just confused bc something caused them to do it. I'm not sure if its bullying bc I think she's on the low end of the totem pole. I don't see any sickness that I can tell: no drooping, wheezin, no injury, she's eating and drinking????????
post #6 of 8
She could be a weak link some times the flock kicks the weakest birds out that a prone to illnesses and parasites.
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Originally Posted by Jesusfreak101 View Post

She could be a weak link some times the flock kicks the weakest birds out that a prone to illnesses and parasites.

What do u do in this situation?
post #8 of 8
If she js a weaker bird and is prone and is an outcasted to the flock then i would cull her. Just what i would do.
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